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Ceed loses 20mm of overhang and the long front look of the Cee

Will Kia succeed with multi-model Ceed plans?

10 Dec 18 | Glenn Brooks

Kia Motors Europe is just weeks away from an annual sales record by crossing the half-million mark. In Britain, KME's best market, the brand will get close to six figures, the year-to-date total being 91,954 cars, some 6,000 ahead of Hyundai. The increasingly sought-after third generation Ceed is the new growth driver, building on the strong performance of the Sportage.

Our look inside the Jaguar E-Pace was very popular this week

Nosing around inside Jaguar's E-Pace - the week

7 Dec 18 | Graeme Roberts

Analysis of the Jaguar E-Pace interior was a popular read this week while newshounds were drawn to the awful possibility the latest round of Ford restructuring could cost 25,000 jobs.

ZeroLight is partnering with StarVR to deliver a VR showroom experience.

Is VR a game changer for the auto industry?

6 Dec 18 | Matthew Beecham

From automotive engineering and styling to marketing and retail, Virtual Reality (VR) continues to surprise and delight. Forget glossy brochures and the pantomime of buying a new car. Game software and wearable technology is changing the way we shop. Consumers in shopping centres or sitting at home can now visualise their next yet-to-launched car in any configuration using a VR headset. To learn more, we caught up with Joseph Artgole, associate marketing director, ZeroLight, a specialist in 3D visualisations.

The high-resolution 9.2" display screen upgrade swipes with pinch and zoom functionality, even when operated by gloved fingers

Hands-On Tech - Skoda Kodiaq

5 Dec 18 | Cat Dow

This month in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series, we put the Skoda Connect system to the test. Taking you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, this HOT report series looks to benchmark the connectivity functionality of each manufacturer based on various test criteria. Skoda’s J-segment crossover impresses with a stylish design and responsive features.

LF-1 Limitless concept: look closely and see a future 5m long crossover

Lexus LQ - the Audi Q8 rival and other future models

5 Dec 18 | Glenn Brooks

Once little known outside North America, Lexus has steadily increased its rate of success in other regions. There is much more to do though, as sales in the USA and Japan are stuck behind Mercedes-Benz, while in Europe even Jaguar now outsells the brand - quite significantly too. The picture is far brighter in China, where Lexus sits at the top of the charts for imported models, and where local production will finally commence in 2019.

Media previews take place on 5 & 6 March

Jaguar Land Rover to miss 2019 Geneva motor show

4 Dec 18 | Glenn Brooks

While quite a few brands have already announced world premieres for production models and concepts, JLR will be absent from the 2019 Geneva motor show. Tata Motors, which sells very few vehicles in the region, will have a stand though. Confirmed global debuts are listed below.

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Ghosn and Nissan both charged officially in Japan

10 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Tokyo prosecutors have officially charged ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn for under-reporting his income and extended his detention on suspicion of additional financial misconduct, according to local media reports.

ZF honours seven suppliers at Global Summit

10 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF has made awards to seven companies across the world at its annual Global Supplier Summit which was dedicated to digitalisation.

China sales downturn hits Jaguar Land Rover

10 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported total retail sales of 48,160 vehicles in November,  a fall of 8% year-on-year reflecting what it described as 'continuing challenging market conditions in China'.

Russia November sales rise despite oil price dip

10 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia increased by 10.1% last month and among the top ten bestselling models so far, all are locally produced.

Tata mulling battery options for India consumers

10 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tata Motors says it has been evaluating ways to make battery provision cheaper for customers in India as the manufacturer looks to broaden the appeal of electric vehicles.

BMW names new ex-Audi autonomous driving chief

10 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Former Audi automated driving head Alejandro Vukotich will take over as head of BMW Group's driver assistance and autonomous driving development department on 1 January, replacing the retiring Elmar Frickenstein, who has run the unit since its creation in May 2016.

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Amid allegations of financial misconduct, Carlos Ghosn has been removed from his position as chairman at Nissan. The turmoil raises questions concerning the future of the Renault-Nissan Alliance that he has guided and led since 1999.

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